Seafish Industry Authority - Non-Executive Board Members

Body: UK Fisheries Administrations; Seafish Industry Authority (Seafish), Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs
Appointing Department: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Sector: Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
Location: Edinburgh and Grimsby
Number of Vacancies: 3
Remuneration: £5,670 per annum
Time Requirements: 18 days a year


An announcement has been made on the outcome of this appointment.

Two new industry representative members have been appointed to the board of the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish).

Michael Mitchell will represent the processing sector and brings with him extensive experience of the seafood sector following 30 years in the industry.

Nathan de Rozarieux will represent the small scale fishing sector and will contribute the knowledge he has gained as both a practitioner and consultant.

Seafish is an industry-levy funded body which carries out a wide range of activities that advocate and support all sections of the fishing industry, from fishermen and processors through to importers, retailers and food service providers.

These are Ministerial appointments supported by the four fisheries administrations, who jointly sponsor Seafish.

Date: 05/04/2018

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Campaign Timeline

  • Competition Launched


  • Closed for Applications

    23/10/2017 at 18:00

  • Panel Sift


  • Final Interview Date


  • Announcement

    05/04/2018 at 14:00


Assessment Panel

Vacancy Description

The non-executive member of the Seafish board will provide strategic direction and leadership to the organisation, drive performance and hold the Executive to account against strategic and corporate plans; ensure propriety, regularity, economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the operation of Seafish and provide stewardship for the public funds entrusted to the organisation.

Person Specification

Candidates must be able to demonstrate all of the following general criteria:

1. Enthusiasm and genuine interest in the complex and dynamic environment Seafish works in and its commitment to support a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible future for the seafood industry.

2. A proven ability to analyse issues at a strategic level in ways which are impartial, creative and manages risk while focusing on finding solutions.

3. An ability to work collaboratively in a group with diverse opinions and provide objective advice and constructive challenge to assist in making sound collective decisions and coherent policies.

In addition, candidates must have expertise in one of the following sectors and must be able to demonstrate both criteria under that sector:

4a. Processing sector
• Proven knowledge and expertise of working with consumers, retail and/or food service in the UK;
• The ability to represent and promote the interests and products of the seafood industry throughout the food supply chain.

4b. Large scale fishing sector
• Proven knowledge and expertise of fishing in the over 10 metre Scottish pelagic fishing sector;
• The ability to represent and promote the interests of the UK fishing industry.

4c. Small scale fishing sector
• Proven knowledge and expertise of fishing in the under 10 metre sector including the shellfish industry;

• The ability to represent and promote the interests of the UK fishing industry.

Additional Information

Information about Seafish and its Board is available on the Seafish website –

We actively encourage applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Defra operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled people.

How to Apply

All candidates are required to complete the following forms:

• Monitoring form 1 (Political Activity and Conflict of Interest Questionnaire)
• Monitoring form 2 ( Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire)

Candidates should submit their CV with education, professional qualifications and employment history and the names and contact details for two referees, together with their statement of suitability.

The statement of suitability should give evidence of the strength and depth of your ability to meet the essential criteria for this role. Please provide specific examples to demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria (max two pages please).

Your CV and statement should be returned to the following address by the closing date: 12.00 (midday) on Monday 23 October 2017. Email to quoting reference APPT03-17.

1_Seafish - Members Advert
2_Seafish -Members Information Pack
3_Public Appointments Guidance notes
4_Monitoring form 1
5_Monitoring form 2
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